The Easter holiday is around the corner. This Sunday is Palm Sunday which means next Sunday is Easter. Are you ready?? Ready or not, we have some helpful healthy holiday baking tips for your gathering.
Let's look at some "this instead of that" for your recipes. If it calls for:
Sugar - reduce the amount of sugar by 25%. There shouldn't be much of a taste difference and my aunt swears by using apple sauce instead of sugar altogether. For more about when and how to replace sugar with applesauce read this helpful article:
White Flour - here's another 25% rule. Replace 25% of the flour with an alternate healthy flour (i.e. wheat, hazelnut, almond, etc.) In our family we have made pancakes with hazelnut flour and they have turned out DELICIOUS!
Butter - 25% is the magic number again. Reduce butter by 25% and you can replace it with mashed bananas or Greek yogurt. (We also us Greek Whole Milk yogurt instead of sour cream and can't tell a difference. It's a great nutritious tasty swap.)
Eggs - My husband and I have this ongoing discussion about eggs. With soo many egg options out there, is one really more nutritious than another? Turns out "yes". According to registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN CSSD, she says Eggland's Best have double the omega-3's than ordinary eggs and are the only eggs she recommends. Hmm...talk about food for thought.
The bonus on the eggs is that since Easter is a hop, skip, and a jump away most grocery stores will have Eggsland's Best (EB) eggs on sale. Our grocer had it on sale this week and EB regularly has coupons in the paper. On sale, a coupon, and better for you; some things are oh so good.
So, here's to healthier eating that still tastes great!
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